Head-on collisions are the most dangerous kind of accidents. The majority of these collisions could have been prevented using defensive driving techniques. Take a moment to read these tips on avoiding collisions— they could save your life.
Reduce Risk With Safe Driving
Once you get into a collision situation, the options are few and dangerous. But you can increase your chances of avoiding a collision by following a few safe driving tips:
Only drive when you are alert and sober.
Scan the road ahead for hazards. Look as far as the next hill or curve, or the next two corners in cities. This way, you have more time to get out of the way of an approaching hazard.
Stay well centred in your lane, where oncoming traffic is less likely to stray, and where you can get to the shoulder or side of the road more quickly.
Obey speed limits. You will have more time to react to a hazard, and should a collision occur, it will not be as damaging at a lower speed.
When a Vehicle Is in Your Lane
If an oncoming vehicle veers into your lane for any reason, slow down left away. Be prepared to stop or drive off the road. Remember that driving into a ditch is far less dangerous than driving into a head-on collision.
When a Collision Is About to Happen
Remember these principles in case you need to make split-second decisions to avoid a head-on collision: